Ghana could be the proud discoverer of an eventual cure for HIV and AIDS, a global disease burden which has claimed millions of lives, rendering children orphans and shattering families due to the lack of cure.
Dr Samuel Ato Duncan, the Executive President of the Centre of Awareness (COA) Global Peace Mission, who announced the breakthrough in Accra on Wednesday, said the COA Drug, which is purely herbal based, could destroy about 80 per cent of the HIV virus within two hours of its administration, with a negative effect on the human DNA.
He said he discovered the formula for the potential cure after several years of waiting on the Lord for an answer to ensure global peace.
Dr Duncan who was delivering an address at the Second Public Lecture and Launch of the Global Peace Mission International, explained that the discovery led to further research and trials by the Centre for Plant Medicine Research at Akuapem Mampong and the Nouguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research at Legon, as well in South Africa.
He said the results from all the institutions confirmed the efficacy of the COA Drug.
Dr Duncan said the outcome of the drug, so far, showed that with further research and trials, Ghana would be leading the world in a historic breakthrough for the long awaited cure for HIV and AIDS.
He, therefore, presented a White Paper to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and called for the urgent commissioning of credible scientists, researchers and institutions to collaborate in conducting further studies and clinical trials on the COA Drug.
“From all indications, I have no single doubt that Ghana has found a potential cure for HIV and AIDS. Nevertheless, there is the need for a group of Ghanaian scientists to come together to do further clinical trials using the International Standard Protocol set by the WHO for global acceptance of the product,” he said. Dr Duncan was, however, quick to explain that the discovery of the cure for HIV and AIDS was not for his personal gain, and hence its dedication to the Government to conduct further research and produce the cure for the whole world as part of his global peace mission.
He said earnings to be derived from the production of the Drug could be used by the Government to finance the various social interventions and policies such as the Free Senior High School and the One-District One-Factory.
The roadmap to achieving Global Peace, the world over, was to revert to the old state of ‘man,’ which was in the image of God, sinless and full of love and respect for one another as it was from the beginning of creation, Dr Duncan said.
He defined global peace as achieving more than a world devoid of conflicts and war, but also where diseases, poverty, malnutrition, hunger and social injustices among other things were eliminated to ensure equality, good health and sustainable development.
Dr Duncan, therefore, proposed that global peace be tackled locally, nationally and internationally, calling on all international agencies to work in collaboration with the Global Peace Mission to implement peace-centered policies and programmes that projected issues such as morality, accountability, justice and unity.
Justice Afia Serwaa Asare Botwe, a Justice of the High Court, who represented the Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo, received the White Paper on behalf of the President and launched the Global Peace Mission International to lead in the advocacy for peaceful co-existence of all humanity.
She promised the support of the Government and all other key stakeholders in achieving the goals and aspirations of the Peace Mission.